Sunday, 19 February 2012

A Guided Tour... My Living Room

After catching glimpses in my instagram feed Hannah asked to see more of our flat so after a quick very scientific twitter survey I found out that you lot are just like me, nosy! It feels a bit strange sticking photos of my safe place on the interweb but I too enjoy reading this kind of post, I am especially loving reading how Helen is getting on as she renovates her new home.

I will split this into a few different posts and save my favourite place in the world (my bedroom!) til last.  The flat was purchased off plan so really was a blank canvas to add our personality to.  We chose grey as our neutral colour through out as it works better with brights than beige neutrals.  I love how we can pretty much just change the curtains and cushions in the living room and have what feels like a completely different room (We've already done this once)




A few of the details:







I absolutely love sitting in this room, it's nice and cosy and the sofa is so comfortable especially when you stick your feet on the foot stool and chill with a good cup of tea.  If you want to know where anything is from just shout, we've got quite a bit of stuff in the living room so it would take an age to tell you where everything is from. 

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    1. haha! You can sleep on the sofa :)

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  2. Our living room is a pale grey with pink and orange :) xxx

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  3. Love all of the colours - don't think I'd ever think to use so much dark grey but it looks marvellous! And the prints in frames are darn cute too :)

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    1. Thanks lovely. Surprisingly it doesn't make the room look at all dark but that might just be because it's a big room. I love all the prints on the wall but the other half thinks it's a bit too much. I love clutter!!

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  4. Aww this looks so nice! Love all the pictures and the colours.
    http://dresses-only.blogspot.com - stop by sometimes :)

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  5. this is AMAZING, I want you to do my living room ha :) xx

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    1. It's such hard work getting it just how you want it isn't it! Our living room was definitely a labour of love xx

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  6. Your living room is lush, I love all of the photos and 'clutter', I'd definitely fill it up with stuff!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thanks Maria! I love clutter too, Gray is much more minimal but is slowly coming round to my way of thinking ;) xx

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  7. Aaaaw love all the bits from the wedding. I currently don't have plaster on all the walls and no skirting board or curtains haha. Want to swap? ;) xx

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    1. You're alright thanks Gem! haha. It will be worth all the hard work once it's finished. I had to find a home for some of the wedding bits, couldn't just throw them away afterwards xx

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  8. Love this!! When I bought my house it was already done up with a black and white colour scheme, I'm really keen to introduce some colour though, I love the purple shade that you've used I need to find more things in that colour! (and sneak them into the lounge so the bf doesn't notice, hehe!)

    Kc

    a-sparkley-silver-lining.blogspot.com

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    1. That will look really good! Black and white works well with most colours too. What colour are your floors?

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  9. I love your living room!! It's so funky :) I actually really like the grey too, and I am usually a magnolia lover! lol x

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    1. Thank you lovely. I am really not a magnolia type of girl especially as I love brights rather than pastels xx

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  10. Looks beautiful! PLEASE tell me you had a tidy around before you took these because it looks perfect or am I just very messy?x

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    1. Haha! I moved a pile of ironing but that's it. We keep the majority of the flat tidy it's just our bedroom and the kitchen that get trashed on a regular basis!! xx

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  11. Oh my days, your living room is amazing with a capital A!!!!

    Eda ♥

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the colour scheme of your living room, and all the typography posters! Lovely. I'm definitely a nosy person, I love seeing room posts!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only nosy person round here!

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  13. Love your living room Sarah. Love all the wedding touches you have around the place but it still manages to look uncluttered. Can't wait to see more of the house x

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    1. Thanks Hannah, I couldn't part with all of it so have dotted it around the flat! I've been banned from any more artwork now :( booooo!!

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  14. I went with a similar grey in my bedroom - works well with my purple feature wall - I love how it feels so cozy! Most people think I'm mad when I tell them I have a grey bedroom. The colour splashes work well in your living room - Simply Beautiful XxXx

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    1. Purple and grey work so well together, I don't think you're at all crazy, it sounds lovely! xx

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  15. Gorgeous! I love the colour scheme xxx

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  16. I love this room, especially the prints. The colours look great together, too.

    xx

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  17. I absolutely love your living room. Exactly what I want for my new flat next year. You definitely need to tell me where you got that big wooden ampersand I am in love!

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    1. It's actually from Primark! haha

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  18. Love it! I'd love to have a living room like this when I get a house! It really is lovely :)

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  19. i want this living room, it's actually amazing!

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  20. Yay glad you did this! I look forward to seeing the rest of your house! Do you own it? You lucky thing! x

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    1. Yes we do own it, I know I'm a lucky girl xx

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  21. Beaut living room Sarah! I LOVE the giant ampersand - where is it from? Love the minimilistic look and all the prints. Lovely.

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    1. The ampersand is actually from Primark!! xx

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    2. Ooooh!! How long ago did you get it? Might actually have to make my Mum pick one up for me! Also blogger totally didn't let me know you had replied to my comment, boooo. xx

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    3. Within the last month, think it was only about £5 too!! I think you have to check a box when you comment if you want an email notification of a reply :( xx

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